Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 260 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 19 Oct 4.42 pm (GMT +7) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake 268 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 19 Oct 2:31 pm (GMT +7), which had occurred 2 hours and 11 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 260 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 19 Oct 4.42 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 12 km depth

19 Oct 10:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
19 Oct 11:19: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 30.0 km (from 23 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
19 Oct 12:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 37.0 km (from 18.6 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16.5 km (10.3 mi) towards NE.
19 Oct 16:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 10:30
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported in Indonesia
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake only 47 minutes ago was reported by the EMSC agency, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at intermediate depth of 37 km (23 mi) beneath the epicenter given as 197 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia. The magnitude could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calcuations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery also identified a second report from the USGS agency which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 19 Oct 2020 09:42:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 19 Oct 4.42 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.29°S / 100.34°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hutapanjang (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
221 km (137 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
243 km (151 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200)
260 km (162 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
280 km (174 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
298 km (185 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
787 km (489 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
791 km (491 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.312 kmKep. Mentawai Region, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.137 km197 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.123 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 4.926 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.137 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC

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